Alastair Day has worked in the finance industry for 20 years in treasury and marketing functions. He worked originally for the NFC, negotiating funding and administering leases, and switched to marketing finance upon the privatization of NFC in 1980. During the 1980s he was a director of a leasing company whose rapid growth was based on programmes in the IT, print and machine tool industries. The directors sold the company to a PLC at the end of the decade. In 1990 he established Systematic Finance as a consultancy and financial lessor concentrating on the computer and communications industries.
Alastair has a degree in Economics and German from London University, an MBA from the Open University Business School, and is an associate lecturer in corporate finance with the OUBS. Other publications include books such as The Financial Director’s Guide to Purchasing Leasing published by the Financial Times Prentice Hall and a range of software products. In addition, he develops and presents public and in-house courses on a range of topics including financial modelling, leasing, credit and cash flow analysis, and other corporate finance topics.